(Any Fighter Under The Age of 18)
Working Corners Or As A Hands On Official Under
Assembly Bill 2007


MONDAY, October 24th, 2016, AT 3:20 PM/ PST

California State Athletic Commission
Enacts New Concussion Law For Fighters Under 18
ALL Coaches / Trainers Will Be Required To Pass The CDC Online Concussion Course In 2017!

A recently passed California state law mandates that anyone under the age of 18 participating in a school-based sports or youth sports organization program who suffers a concussion or head injury must be removed from further activity and receive medical clearance from a doctor. The new law, Assembly Bill 2007, requires that anyone under 18 who suffers a head injury must take at least seven days to be slowly phased back into activity rather than immediate clearance. The law applies to anyone participating in baseball, basketball, motocross, boxing, cheerleading, diving, football, martial arts, gymnastics, hockey, rodeo, skateboarding, softball, soccer, swimming, and amateur wrestling. The California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) has also adopted this new law as well.

Coaches and trainers involved in youth programs will also be required to undergo educational training on concussions before being allowed to supervise athletic activities.

As of January 1st, 2017, this will be MANDATORY in California for all under 18 athletes. Sports programs (Sanctioning Bodies, Leagues, etc) will also be required to create concussion & head injury information sheets that athletes and their guardians must sign before being allowed to participate in activities.
The CSAC has informed all delegated entities that they will be required to follow the requirements of AB2007 as well (IKF Kickboxing / Muay Thai, USA Boxing, USFL Pankration & CAMO MMA) Here is the link to where Coaches and Trainers will need to go to get approved as a Junior Cornerman and/or Trainer, Click HERE. This takes approximately 40 minutes to complete and once completed Cornerman and/or Trainer are asked to save their certificate and e-mail to the IKF (Or any other sports organization they are coaching) to be approved as a Cornerman or Trainer. This will become mandatory for other organizations so save certificate.

Assembly Bill 2007

SECTION 1. Article 2.5 (commencing with Section 124235) is added to Chapter 4 of Part 2 of Division 106 of the Health and Safety Code, to read:
Article 2.5. Youth Sports Concussion Protocols
124235. (a) A youth sports organization that elects to offer an athletic program shall comply with all of the following:

  1. (1) An athlete who is suspected of sustaining a concussion or other head injury in an athletic activity shall be immediately removed from the athletic activity for the remainder of the day, and shall not be permitted to return to any athletic activity until he or she is evaluated by a licensed health care provider. The athlete shall not be permitted to return to athletic activity until he or she receives written clearance to return to athletic activity from a licensed health care provider. If the licensed health care provider determines that the athlete sustained a concussion or other head injury, the athlete shall also complete a graduated return-to-play protocol of no less than seven days in duration under the supervision of a licensed health care provider.

  2. (2) If an athlete who is 17 years of age or younger has been removed from athletic activity due to a suspected concussion, the youth sports organization shall notify a parent or guardian of that athlete of the time and date of the injury, the symptoms observed, and any treatment provided to that athlete for the injury.

  3. (3) On a yearly basis, the youth sports organization shall give a concussion and head injury information sheet to each athlete. The information sheet shall be signed and returned by the athlete and, if the athlete is 17 years of age or younger, shall also be signed by the athlete's parent or guardian, before the athlete initiates practice or competition. The information sheet may be sent and returned through an electronic medium including, but not necessarily limited to, fax or electronic mail.

  4. (4) On a yearly basis, the youth sports organization shall offer concussion and head injury education, or related educational materials, or both, to each coach and administrator of the youth sports organization.

  5. (5) Each coach and administrator shall be required to successfully complete the concussion and head injury education offered pursuant to paragraph (4) at least once, either online or in person, before supervising an athlete in an activity of the youth sports organization.

  6. (6) The youth sports organization shall identify both of the following:
    • (A) Procedures to ensure compliance with the requirements for providing concussion and head injury education and a concussion and head injury information sheet, as contained in paragraphs (3) to (5), inclusive.
    • (B) Procedures to ensure compliance with the athlete removal provisions and the return-to-play protocol required pursuant to paragraph (1).
    • (b) As used in this article, all of the following shall apply:
      • (1) "Concussion and head injury education and educational materials" and a "concussion and head injury information sheet" shall, at a minimum, include information relating to all of the following:
        • (A) Head injuries and their potential consequences. (B) The signs and symptoms of a concussion. (C) Best practices for removal of an athlete from an athletic activity after a suspected concussion. (D) Steps for returning an athlete to school and athletic activity after a concussion or head injury.
      • (2) "Licensed health care provider" means a licensed health care provider who is trained in the evaluation and management of concussions and is acting within the scope of his or her practice.
      • (3) "Youth sports organization" means an organization, business, nonprofit entity, or a local governmental agency that sponsors or conducts amateur sports competitions, training, camps, or clubs in which persons 17 years of age or younger participate in any of the following sports:
        • (A) Baseball. (B) Basketball. (C) Bicycle motocross (BMX). (D) Boxing. (E) Competitive cheerleading. (F) Diving. (G) Equestrian activities. (H) Field hockey. (I) Football. (J) Full contact martial arts. (K) Gymnastics. (L) Ice hockey. (M) Lacrosse. (N) Parkour. (O) Rodeo. (P) Roller derby. (Q) Rugby. (R) Skateboarding. (S) Skiing. (T) Soccer. (U) Softball. (V) Surfing. (W) Swimming. (X) Synchronized swimming. (Y) Volleyball. (Z) Water polo. (AA) Wrestling.
    • (c) This section shall apply to all persons participating in the activities of a youth sports organization, irrespective of their ages. This section shall not be construed to prohibit a youth sports organization, or any other appropriate entity, from adopting and enforcing rules intended to provide a higher standard of safety for athletes than the standard established under this section.

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